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Adventure Playground

20 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Adventure Playground is based on the philosophy that kids need unstructured, unsupervised play in order to learn. It's about giving kids space to use their imagination and build their own forts and structures. They have tools—hammers, saws, paintbrushes—and kids just kind of go wild, building and creating whatever they want. And it’s free! Staff members ask kids to pick up stray nails, wood pieces, and “Mr. Dangerous”—a board with a nail sticking all the way through. They keep an eye on the kids to make sure nobody gets hurt, and will ask you to put away your phone and do the same.
January 24, 2017

Tips from locals

August 23, 2019
A super awesome place to bring kids for a rare playground in the US: a playground with tools and paint. Bring clothes you can get messy in. Also this place is right in the Marina with beautiful views of the Bay.
August 14, 2019
Open on the weekends. One of a kind.
May 22, 2019
This is a playground built by kids!
Alejandra And Charles
Alejandra And Charles
September 19, 2018
Kids like it. Free adventure park. You need to supervise your child closely. There a fun zip line and more. Is on the Berkeley Marina
May 13, 2018
A DIY park for kids with hammers, nails, and paint....awesome!

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160 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone+1 510-981-6720
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens Saturday 11:00 AM